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    A Slice of Atlas Detector

    A cut-away view of the ATLAS detector.  The magnetic toroid for the muon system, which is a focus of the UMass Atlas team, is displayed in gray.

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    Muon g-2 Anomaly

    The Muon g-2 experiment in its home at Fermilab, run by a collaboration of 7 countries and 35 institutions, including UMass. The experiment recently published the most precise measurement to date of the muon magnetic moment. The result hints at a discrepancy with the Standard Model of particle physics. Find out more more at UMass News, YouTube, and the New York Times. (Photo credit: Fermilab)

  • Sanford Experimental Hall

    Sanford Underground Laboratory

    An experiment hall nearly one mile underground at Sanford Underground Laboratory, being refurbished for the LUX and LZ experiments. Great depths are required to reduce background radiation from cosmic rays and make sensitive neutrino and dark matter searches possible.

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    Borexino Solar Neutrino Detector

    The Borexino prototype detector (CTF) shown here, a 4-ton spherical scintillator target surrounded by ultra-pure water and 100 photomultiplier tubes, operated between 1994 and 2003. The tubes detect flashes of light from ionizing radiation (including neutrinos) occurring in the scintillating volume. A thin nylon "shroud" prevents radioactive contamination from entering the center-most volume of the detector. The main Borexino experiment has been taking data since 2007.

    Credit: Borexino Collaboration

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    A Magnet Goes to Fermilab.

    The 50-foot diameter magnet racetrack as it started its 3200-mile journey from Brookhaven New York to Fermilab in Illinois, where it was eventually installed in the Muon g-2 experiment. A UMass team led by Prof. David Kawall has taken on the challenging responsibility of measuring and calibrating the magnetic field for the experiment. Read more at FNAL news and APS news. (Photo credit: Fermilab)

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Congratulations to Physics Grad Student Utkarsh Agrawal on his Defense and KITP, Santa Barbara Postdoctoral Fellowship!

This spotlight highlights one of our recent Physics graduate students, Ph.D. recipient Utkarsh Agrawal. He was chosen to not only introduce him to the larger physics community, but also to showcase his achievement on becoming a KITP, Santa Barbara postdoctoral fellowship recruit. Congratulations Utkarsh on your recent defense here at UMass and on your new position!

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